Dec 24 2015

Merry (Simple) Christmas

I love Christmas time. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the tastes. I love the extra church services and time with friends and family.  But I also know how easy it is to get so consumed IN the season that I can’t even enjoy the season. I work full-time outside the home, …

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Dec 16 2015

Unexpected Peace

I was up until 1 in the morning today. I’d love to say that I was finishing an awesome book, or that I was able to stay awake for a whole movie, or even that I was chatting with one of my long distance besties. But no, sadly I was up holding a puke bowl …

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Dec 09 2015

How I Learned to Like Housework

Mrs. Meyers Cranberry Liquid Hand soap

I don’t really like to clean very much. I love a clean house, I just don’t care for the process. Cleaning requires so much, well, scrubbing, and work. . . ugh! And, in a household of eight people, most of my cleaning tasks either go unnoticed, or the results just don’t last as long as …

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Dec 05 2015

Advent Traditions: The Book Basket

   I love the Advent season.  I love the cozy evenings, the early sunset,and the Christmas decorations in my living room.  I love the traditions that we have started as a family. We always decorate the Sunday after Thanksgiving. My life is less stressful that weekend, as the Turkey Trot is over, and Matt’s busy …

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Nov 22 2015

Balance?

November always reminds me that some months mean that there is no such thing as work-life balance. Some months offer a lot more balance. In December I cash in much of the comp time I earn in November. With two major fundraisers within two weeks of each other, I long for November 30. But, through …

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